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Police chase

Ellis county law enforcement was involved in a high-speed pursuit Thursday morning that exceeded speeds of 90 mph.
Seagoville originally stopped the suspect for an unknown traffic violation, but the man sped down highways and city streets through the eastern portion of Ellis County.
Numerous departments were involved in the chase that began before 9 a.m. as the suspect, identified as Jason Edward Potter, 29, led police south on I-45 toward Ennis, where local police were alerted of the possible threat.
Potter exited the highway and traveled west on FM 879 where he made his way back toward Palmer. Ellis County Sheriff’s officers reported Potter traveling in excess of 65 mph down the two-lane county roads.
Potter eventually made his way back to I-45, cutting through Palmer at 50 mph down the city streets. Once again speeding on I-45, Potter was traveling north on the interstate, when he attempted to escape capture by exiting Matt Road between Ferris and Palmer. Potter circled his way back toward the highway on Newton Road, but authorities were able to finally bring the chase to an end and Potter was taken into custody.
The Ellis County Sheriff’s Office reported Potter claimed residency in Florida and had a protective order out against him. Seagoville police apprehended the suspect, who was kept in the care of local police.
Seagoville police took possession of the suspect vehicle for further investigation.

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